Barcelona predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 45
- Winning Bets: 27
- Average Odds: 1.74
- Overall Stake : 363
- Profit: 354.08
- Yield: -2.46 %
Barcelona is seen as the main candidate to win La Liga title for the third time in a row. Event though Ernesto Valverde has found a way to manage team full of stars to the second consecutive title, there are a lot of critics on Barcelona European performances, especially after humiliation at Anfield, where they had came with three goals in the pocket and ousted in one of the best Liverpool performances in this decade. If we add defeat in the final against Valencia at Copa del Rey, then obviously Valverde need improvement in team results and performances in order to keep his job safe at the end of the season. However, three seasons at the Barcelona bench is not so easy achievement for any manager in the world.
At the moment betting odds on Barcelona to win La Liga are about 1.70, while odds on Barca to lift up the Champions League trophy are about 6.00.
Barcelona Key Players
There is no doubt about this, Lionel Messi is the best player in the world and it has seen so many times that without him Barcelona isn’t the same team. The betting odds on Messi to be the best goalscorer in La Liga are about 2.50.
On the other hand, all eyes are on Antoine Grismann who came to the club for a tremendous amount of 120 M and has to add more creativity and improve attacking options, especially in counter-attacks. Besides him, another huge amount of money, 75 M, left the Barcelona's account for bringing former Ajax star Frenkie de Jong, who will be another option at the midfield alongside Artur, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal.
The biggest rival and opponent for Barcelona is Real Madrid. The clashes between the two sides are known as el Classico and become one of the biggest events in modern football. Due to different political and cultural ideas between supporters, hot atmosphere form standings often transfer to the pitch, so consequently, matches are full of tension, nervous and sparky.
On the other hand, the main rival in the city of Barcelona is Espanyol, but this derby is not so interesting due to unbalanced teams quality and Barcelona dominance for years.
Barcelona was founded in 1899 at city of Barcelona, Catalonia, by Spanish, English and Swiss passionate football amateurs. Even though foreigners were part of their early rise, Barcelona has become one of the main symbols of Catalonians struggle, especially in the period of Francisco Franco autocracy when he banned the use of the Catalan language. Nowadays, Barca has still recognized as image of Catalan pride especially after club officials have openly called for Catalonia to become an independent state during 00’.
During the more than a century of existence, Barcelona has become one of the most successful clubs in Europe with fourteen UEFA trophies, besides 26 Spanish titles and 30 Cope del Rey trophies.
Domestic Barcelona ground is Camp Nou, recognizable as temple of football with a capacity of almost 100.000 seats.